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Pooh
06 Apr 2019
03:36:10am
Image Not Found This looks like a retouch where the arrow is pointing, it looks like a top of a key. The other stamps that I put up don't have this and the dot in the middle someone's put it there. The tree trunk line isn't there also

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Rob1956
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06 Apr 2019
06:49:59am
re: retouch on 2d stamp

Hi Pooh

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The area you are showing is not a retouch but part of the tree design. Above is an image of a regular stamp showing the same, assuming that is what you are referring to.

Ink left on the doctor blade constantly leave blots, some small, some quite large, the majority of the small ink blots are too many to be of any value, in all cases, all varieties generate interest in philately.

The "man with tail" was caused by a crack in the plate, and the "koala in tree" a major ink flaw most likely caused by the doctor blade.

Rob


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Pooh
06 Apr 2019
08:16:33pm
re: retouch on 2d stamp

Image Not Found If you look on the picture you put up you can't see this what the blue pen is pointing at. I know with your picture it is part of the tree but this one has straight lines and is more rounded at top like someone added something. You can't see it with your picture but with this one you can

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Rob1956
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06 Apr 2019
08:45:17pm
re: retouch on 2d stamp

Hi Pooh

These stamps were made by the old Rotary Press printing.The Rotary Press utilised a revolving rotary cylinder that printed onto a continuous roll of paper that was fed through the press.

The Rotary Press transferred the design of the engraved master dies to a soft metal printing plate. However, the plate for the Rotary Press was then stretched to fit around the "curved" rotary cylinder. This plate stretching caused the Rotary Press stamps to be slightly longer or wider.

This can cause different sizes in the smaller details. Although your image is too small for me to see what you are referring to, I will assume it is the little image on the right of the marine's outstretched arm.

The Rotary Press can cause various minor varieties, in the early period of King George VI one will find numerous varieties in the low face valued stamps.

Rob


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Pooh
06 Apr 2019
09:06:39pm
re: retouch on 2d stamp

If I can make it bigger I will but I'm back on the property so it might have to wait until I get into town

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Rob1956
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07 Apr 2019
12:37:32am
re: retouch on 2d stamp

Hi Pooh

That's okay, I know of your situation with enlarging the images, whenever you have the chance.

Rob

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Pooh
07 Apr 2019
01:03:20am
re: retouch on 2d stamp

Image Not Found Here you go I.m not much good at straight lines but hopefully this helps you to see it On the left of the pimple

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Rob1956
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07 Apr 2019
07:49:29am
re: retouch on 2d stamp

Hi Pooh

I can see it much better, and it is part of the tree in the background but thinner.

Rob

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